Australian pineapplefish


The Australian pineapplefish can be found in bays, caves and in rocky or coral reefs, where it shelters during the day, being active at night. Its yellow body has black outlines on scales, forming a network pattern that resembles a pineapple.


Although of no interest to fisheries, the Australian pineapplefish is often taken as bycatch in commercial trawls.


This species has a pale luminescent organ on the side of lower jaw that uses, during the night, to find crustaceans, which it feeds on.